Daryl Scott

Operations Manager

Daryl Scott serves as WCBU's Operations Manager and the local host of All Things Considered. While attending college at Western Illinois University he began working at NPR member station WIUM in Macomb, Illinois. After graduating he went to NPR member station, WNIN in Evansville, Indiana where he served as producer and local Morning Edition host. He also hosted a locally-produced jazz program and did voice-over work for public television documentaries. Daryl joined the Peoria Public Radio staff in 2006 and enjoys being part of the greater Peoria community and making sure that WCBU works smoothly behind the scenes.

When he's not behind an audio console or a computer, Daryl enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah and their hound dog, Mabel. In his free time, he can usually be found working in the garage on any number of automotive projects.
 

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Don't Shoot
5:08 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Don't Shoot Roundtable Discussion #3

The roundtable discussion of "Don't Shoot" resumes this week with a panel discussion of how the initiative was implemented in High Point, North Carolina. Did the program work effectively there? To find out, we talk to U.S. Attorney Rob Lang for analysis. We'll also examine the key ingredients of the "Don't Shoot" program with Michigan State University Criminologist Dr. Ed McGarrell. Follow along with the book, and join WCBU for the third "Don't Shoot" roundtable discussion this week.

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Don't Shoot
3:29 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Don't Shoot Roundtable Discussion #2

This is the second of four panel discussions on Peoria's "Don't Shoot" initiative. This week, our panel talks with Carl Cannon, and with representatives from Common Place and the Peoria Public Library. The panel also discusses the successes and failures of similar initiatives in Boston and Baltimore.

For more information, visit www.dontshootpeoria.com

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Don't Shoot
3:17 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Don't Shoot Roundtable Discussion #1

Credit Don't Shoot Peoria

"Don't Shoot" is a community-wide effort to reduce gun violence in the Peoria area. The local initiative ties in with the book "Don't Shoot" by criminologist and author David Kennedy. This program is collaboration between federal, state, and local law enforcement, prosecutors, as well as community members and leaders. This is the first of four roundtable discussions of the "Don't Shoot" project on WCBU, and it examines the history of the anti-violence initiative and how it will apply to the Peoria region.

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Don't Shoot
7:13 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Conversation with Don't Shoot Author David Kennedy

David Kennedy
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"Don't Shoot" Author David Kennedy talks with Peoria Public Radio's Tanya Koonce about his strategy to reduce gun violence and the Peoria initiative.

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Don't Shoot
3:16 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Don't Shoot Peoria FAQ

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What is “Don’t Shoot?”

 It’s an aggressive multi-strategy anti-gang and gun violence program designed to decrease shootings and get the most dangerous criminals off the streets. Led by Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis, the initiative creates partnerships among federal, state and local prosecutors, law enforcement, outreach specialists, community leaders and media. Never before has Peoria seen such comprehensive collaboration from key stakeholders in implementing a zero-tolerance message towards violence.

 The centerpiece of the program is a focused deterrence strategy enhanced by an innovative community-wide education and outreach program crafted to thoroughly incorporate all segments of the citizenry of the Greater Peoria area. Using offender-based policing strategies, police and prosecutors send a specific message to a number of high-risk individuals that gun violence will not be tolerated. Then, the strategy includes communication about community programs that will provide services to help them on the road to a better and more productive life. As part of the message, these high-risk individuals are told that any future gun violence will result in the full force of federal and state law enforcement. They are put on notice and they know law enforcement eyes are on them.

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Water Street
8:45 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Peoria's Hidden Treasures: The Art of Water Street

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This week on Peoria's Hidden Treasures, we’re looking at works of art on Water Street in downtown Peoria.On the wall above the Water Street Café is a mural depicting New Orleans’ Mardi Gras parade. Revelers include a court jester, a centaur and a bull and a mermaid. A few blocks away is a sculpture called “Peoria Portal.” Consisting of a column of raw granite, a column of bronze, and a modern arch, the piece encapsulates a history of architectural ideas. Across from Contemporary Art Center stands a sculpture, “Flight of the Cakewalkers,” by Peoria’s Preston Jackson.

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